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Remote worker in Scotland with 32+ years of experience - Last seen ago

I enjoy working with people, helping them to understand their problems, and collaborating with them to design appropriate solutions.

Professionally, I work in software design and engineering, though I'm also lucky enough to be paid for the occasional traditional engineering design task. I'm extremely proficient with a wide range of development tools and cross-platform environments: from shell scripting, through compiler-based, and off-the-shelf apps. I have developed large mission critical apps on LAMP & MEAN stacks (MySQL, PHP, Python, Javascript/React, MongoDB), using databases (FileMaker, Access), and RAD tools (Python, AppleScript Studio, VB Scripting, VBA). I’m a quick study, and enjoy the challenge of a new language/environment.

Projects of interest: ReactJS full-stack application for management of review and approval of inter-department data, replacing meetings & Excel sheets with a simple asynchronous UI; remediation of 20+ year-old mission-critical enterprise level system; mechanical design of an innovative pressure switching assembly for a downhole tool; a management, payment, and web & print publishing tool for music festival; a template-based charting publishing tool for a City of London web analysts firm; writing & presenting 3-day PHP MySQL training course for international publishing company; a response analysis tool for a UK financial standards body; a web-based planning tool for UNSW; a project management system for a multi-national oil services company; the business process redesign and documentation for an oil company; a magazine layout tool for car magazines.

Privately, I provide pro-bono support and development for local arts & music organisations. My interests include music, foreign languages, history, philosophy, maker electronics, personal fabrication, and crime fiction. My aim - be a little more Renaissance, one day at a time.

As a former technical journalist, with experience in education and training, I also have a particular interest in the clear presentation of information, through software, the written word, or the design of info-graphics.

Skilled inreact js php filemaker sql mysql postgresql bash applescript vbs architecture writing management node css3 html5 
Fluent in englishgerman
Preferred timezone0,+1,+2,-1,-2,-3,-4,-5,-6
Preferred annual pay (min)$120,000/year


2016 - 2020: Senior Developer @ Synthes

2015 - 2016: Senior Consultant @ Wates

2009 - 2020: Senior Consultant @ Schlumberger

2003 - 2013: Director @ Richard Dyce Consultants

1996 - 2003: Consultant @ Freelance

1994 - 1996: Researcher @ Gray's School of Art

1993 - 1994: Technical Manager @ Instant Access

1990 - 1993: MIS Manager @ Dennis Publishing


1989 - 1990: Computer Science Tripos II @ University of Cambridge

1987 - 1989: Engineering Tripos I @ University of Cambridge

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